No amount of money will ever come close to replacing a family member or loved one that has been killed. In some circumstances, simply the act of offering money to replace them is insulting. However, many times the death of a family member can leave others burdened with huge expenses that you simply weren't prepared for and cannot pay. An experienced wrongful death lawyer can help recover monetary damages for pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses, and the loss of future earnings and other benefits.
An insurance claim or lawsuit can be filed when a person dies as the result of someone else's negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct. Most often, these cases are based solely on negligence (e.g. drunk driver has accident and kills someone), and there are countless scenarios where a case may arise.
A wrongful death case often involves important and difficult decisions such as who will be the legal representative for the person who was wrongfully killed. Missouri and Illinois laws are very specific about who can bring suit and the order of preference among family members and descendents.
A wrongful death lawyer with knowledge and experience in facing these issues should be sought out as soon as possible if your family member or loved one was lost at the hands of someone who could have prevented it had they simply been more careful. Contact the Injury Law Center and we'll provide you the compassionate advice you need, while aggresively pursuing the responsible persons.
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